In the short forty two years of her life, Jane Austen wrote six novels that would endure long after her death in 1817. The texts are true classics, but the covers have changed with the times. With over 200 images of covers spanning as many years of Austen books, this fascinating, funny, and art filled book is a must for Austen fans.
Jane Austen never goes out of style. Since the first publication of her six novels in the 19th century, she has delighted generations of fans with classic stories that have never changed-and countless covers that have. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design showcasing one of the world's most beloved and celebrated novelists. With over 200 images, plus historical commentary, Austen trivia, and a little bit of wit, this fascinating and visually intriguing look back is a must for Janeites, design enthusiasts, and book lovers of every age.
"Fans of Emma and Persuasion may OD on the eye candy contained in Margaret C. Sullivan's Jane Austen Cover to Cover. A fascinating survey of the visual treatments of Austen's work...this irresistible album provides an intriguing overview..."-BookPage
Über den Autor
Margaret C. Sullivan is the author of The Jane Austen Handbook, editrix of Austenblog.com, and an active member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Her favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion, and her favourite film adaptation is the 1995 adaptation of Persuasion.
Years of beautiful, rare and sometimes hilariously awful Jane Austen book covers, with entertaining and informative text. They offer insight both into the timelessness of her works but the changing fashions of publishing and pop culture.